Former NOPD Supt. Richard Pennington dies

Richard Pennington, a former NOPD superintendent credited with turning around a troubled police department and a former New Orleans mayoral candidate, passed away Thursday, May

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Louisiana’s charitable pharmacies dispense leftover medications

By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Community-based, prescription-drug disposals, known as “take-backs,” were held in Louisiana and nationwide on April 29. But what if you had

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The Beat Goes On: Jazz Fest – Second weekend picks
The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Thursday, May 4 – Sunday, May 7) is, as always, loaded with talent. That fact presents several challenges. The ...
Trayvon Martin’s parents keep his story alive in new book
By Deja Dennis Contributing Writer The crowds swarmed. People sat, stood and crouched wherever there was space last week at Dillard University in solidarity with the parents of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old ...
Jefferson Parish prosecutors used fake subpoenas similar to those in New Orleans
By Charles Maldonado The Lens The Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office acknowledged last Thursday that it, too, has sent fake subpoenas to reluctant witnesses to get them to talk to prosecutors. ...
In the heat of the night
By Edmund W. Lewis The Louisiana Weekly Editor Even days after news spread of the City of New Orleans’ clandestine mission to take down a monument that commemorates an attempt by white ...
Lt. Gov calls for state to display Confederate Monuments
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Just days prior to the removal of the Liberty Place obelisk, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser doubled down on his calls for President Donald Trump to designate the ...
Report highlights discrimination in housing practices
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer When former North Shore resident Denise Thornton decided to look for a new place to live near New Orleans, she figured it wouldn’t be too hard. She ...
City begins taking down monuments
With several legislators still waiting for a chance to block the removal of four Confederate-era monuments in New Orleans, the lieutenant governor hoping that President Donald Trump could keep the ...
At Mahalia Jackson, parents lurch from chartering to closure to uncertainty
By Marta Jewson The Lens When Marie Thompson was invited to a meeting at her grandchildren’s school on April 12, she never imagined Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr. would announce he wanted to ...

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